Explore how the theme of love is portrayed in “A view from the bridge”.

Love—of one kind or another—is the main motivator of Miller’s characters in this play, and drives the major events of its plot. Catherine’s love for Rodolfo and Eddie’s intense love for Catherine lead to the central problems of the play. But even before this, it is Marco’s love for his family that motivates him to … Read more

Reviewing The Movie Lean On Me

Lean on Me is a movie based upon a true story, which begins in 1967 at an urban high school called East Side High in Paterson, New Jersey. All of the students were well behaved and the school itself was in remarkably good condition. It was youre by all appearances a model school. Within East … Read more

Birdman: Movie Summary And Analysis

Birdman Ending Scene: Film Analysis After watching Birdman, the scene that was most powerful and significant, for me, was the ending of both the film and Riggan’s play within the film. It is hard to say exactly when this scene starts because of the fact that the whole movie is shot in the illusion of … Read more

Analysis Of The Documentary Film “Facebookistan”: Implications Of Social Media Influence

With a user base of nearly one third of the global population, Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the internet. Guided by their corporate manifesto of constructing a more connected and open world, Facebook connects individuals across digital space through their online profiles; however, just how open is Facebook itself? The documentary Facebookistan … Read more

A Look at How Henry David Thoreau Views Advancement as Illustrated In His Book, Where I Lived, And What I Lived For

Progress for the Sake of Progress “Progress for the sake of progress must be prohibited”. Although this quote is from Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter, it accurately describes Thoreau’s attitude towards progress in Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, an excerpt from Walden. Where I Lived and What I Lived For is Thoreau’s … Read more

Personal Growth Through Taking Risks: Analysis of the Characters from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Black Balloon

English Persuasive Essay: Individuality and Relationships. Taking risks are essential for growth The risks we make throughout our life are essential for growth. Les Brown once said, ‘Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.’ From the hard decisions we undertake to the difficulties we face, these problems … Read more

“Bela Seshe” assignment

This is an assignment about the movie “Bela Seshe” that was shown to our class. We were asked to write a review about the movie. The objective of the paper is to, first- learn about the movie and then to relate the movie with our society and also with our sociology course. The outline of … Read more

Background of the story Avatar

In 2154, humans have exhausted Earth’s natural resources, leading to lack of resources. The Resources Development Administration (RDA ) mines for a valuable mineral — Unobtanium on Pandora, a densely forest habitable moon. Pandora’s atmosphere is harmful to humans, is lived by Na’vi, a species of 10-foot tall, blue skin, big eyes and have high … Read more

Unvacant Vessels: Women’s Oppression in “Persepolis” and in Recent Nonfiction

The roles of women in Middle Eastern culture have varied throughout the decades, ranging from being delicate creatures in need of protection to becoming blind soldiers suddenly dedicated to a misleading cause. This is most noticeably depicted in the graphic novel Persepolis, in which author Marjane Satrapi illustrates her own memoir while recalling certain events … Read more

The Depiction of the West Hip-Hop Culture in the CB4

Film Response: CB4 This film represents the West Coast hip-hop culture with a comedic tone. Although many aspects of this film mocked the increasingly popular “gangsta rap”, it brought attention to the profanity, violence, and drug abuse that was valued by the subgenre. The movie is about 3 middle class guys who become famous rappers … Read more

Comparing Control and Power in Shaffer’s ;Equus; and Niccol’s "Gattaca"

Equus and Gattaca correspond in their development of similar ideas surrounding the societal and behavioral connections between power and control, although Shaffer and Niccol differ in their approach to these concepts through filmic and theatrical techniques. Both Gattaca and Equus explore the influence and control of divine higher powers through the utilization of sound motifs. … Read more

Marji and Marxism: The Detrimental Effects of Consumerism and Religion in Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis, an autobiographical novel by Marjane Satrapi, tells the tale of Marjane’s childhood in Iran. In this story, Marjane (Marji) is brought up by communistic parents. Evidence of this Marxist upbringing is displayed several times throughout the book, most especially when Marji exclaims that “it was funny to see how much Marx and … Read more

Demystifying the myths on the great war as depicted in Under Fire by Henri Barbusse and All quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria

Writing towards the end of the twentieth century, German literary scholar Hans Wagener reflects on the deep resonance of war literature, stating: “When we think about certain periods of history, epoch-making books come to mind that capture the spirit of those times most vividly”. Indeed, literary expressions of the Great War have performed a crucial … Read more

A Critique Of The Movie Dr. Zhivago

Movie Summary The movie Dr. Zhivago is a love story that takes place during the Russian Bolshevik Revolution. It is a story of Russian people forced to live through many tragedies and tells of the emotional trials of complicated love. The story is set during the fighting of World War I, which goes badly for … Read more

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor: A look at the mixed elements

The third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 is an excellent example of sonata-rondo form. It conforms to the expectations of a hybrid of this kind, utilizing elements of both the sonata and seven-part rondo (ABACABA) forms. It completes four full rotations as described in Hepokoski and Darcy’s model, including a … Read more

Australian Cultural Code in Jasper Jones

Australian Culture and Jasper Jones – Essay‘Jasper Jones’ by Craig Silvey is a semi-realistic representation of the social commentary and culture of Australian society in the 1960s. The distinct novel demonstrates the harsh climate of xenophobia, cultural stereotyping, and destructive racism that existed, as well as the fictional, patriarchal town of Corrigan. Against the social … Read more

Analyzing Norma Desmond’s Final Scene

In Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson plays a former silent film star named Norma Desmond who lives as a wealthy recluse in order to protect herself from the truth of her irrelevance in the public eye. In the film’s first act, Norma becomes involved in a complicated romantic relationship with a down-on-his … Read more

Adam Bernstein’s Fargo: A Movie Review

Mise-en-scene is the framing arrangement of lighting, actors, decor, costume and props including the camerawork and frame. It is actually a French name meaning placing on the stage. The film Fargo was based on a true story. According to the Coen brothers who produced and direct the film they wrote a fictional story around the … Read more

Movies to watch on a lazy day

We all have a lazy mood now and then and there is nothing wrong with that. Doesn’t matter if you are tired from work, or the kids are driving you crazy, there is nothing like a quality lazy time. Well, guess what, today, August 10th, we celebrate National lazy day. So if you are feeling … Read more

Movie Analysis: Glory by Edward Zwick

In the movie Glory, they showed what it was like in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and how African Americans were able to take a stand and fight in the war. I believe the director and the actors accurately portrayed the era of the civil war, and what the people had to endure. It also furthered … Read more